Movies like Brokedown Palace

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Brokedown Palace (1999)
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Brokedown Palace (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Best friends Alice and Darlene take a trip to Thailand after graduating high school. In Thailand, they meet a captivating Australian man, who calls himself Nick Parks. Darlene is particularly smitten with Nick and convinces Alice to take Nick up on his offer to treat the two of them to what amounts to a day trip to Hong Kong. In the airport, the girls are seized by the police and shocked to discover that one of their bags contains heroin.
Style: thought provoking, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending, intense, dramatic, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: prison, weekend, friendship, drug dealing, heroin, airport, smuggling, police brutality, false accusation, escape attempt, injustice, coming of age, crimes, best friends, youth, friends, heaven and hell, prison life, life is a bitch, contact, society, law enforcement, graduation, understanding, holiday ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: thailand, hong kong, china, asia, bangkok thailand, southeast asia, hawaii ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and intense films with plots about life is a bitch, vengeance, runaway, mentor, catastrophe, justice and crimes mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Brokedown Palace: Bangkok Hilton (1989), Last Dance (1996), Return to Paradise (1998), Double Jeopardy (1999), Nothing But the Truth (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Bangkok Hilton (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The story of Kat Stanton (Kidman), an Australian woman searching for her father who, whilst travelling back from London to Australia via Thailand, makes friends with Arkie Ragan (Ehlers), a photographer. Kat is tricked into carrying some luggage ...
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, realistic
Plot: prison, false accusation, heroin, smuggling, interracial relations, betrayal, injustice, prison life, escape, father, life is a bitch, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: thailand, asia, england, london, australia ...
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100%
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Last Dance (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Upon taking a new job, young lawyer Rick Hayes is assigned to the clemency case of Cindy Liggett, a woman convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. As Hayes investigates the background for her case, the two begin to form a deep ...
Style: emotional, tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: murder, prison, lethal injection, lawyer, death row, courtroom drama, prison life, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, legal action, confined, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: taj mahal, india, australia, texas, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Return to Paradise (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Lewis, Sheriff and Tony are three friends vacationing in Malaysia. Sheriff and Tony eventually leave to pursue careers in New York, but Lewis stays behind to work with orangutans. Two years later, Sheriff and Tony learn that, because of their past ...
Style: realistic, bleak, rough, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, death sentence, moral dilemma, smuggling, journalism, hanging, dishonesty, legal, warden, social activist, buddies, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: malaysia, asia, usa, new york, macau ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Double Jeopardy (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: false accusation, prison, faked death, sailboat, betrayal, crime, vengeance, manhunt, chases and races, presumed dead, crimes, manipulations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, georgia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Nothing But the Truth (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When reporter Rachel Armstrong writes a story that reveals the identity of a covert CIA operative, the government demands that Rachel reveal her source. She defies the special prosecutor and is thrown in jail. Meanwhile, her attorney, Albert ...
Style: intense, tense, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: cia, journalism, journalist, courtroom drama, lawyer, reporter, assassination attempt, corruption, fighting the system, dishonesty, media, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 3K
Light It Up (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: On a winter day in a southside Queens high school, events collide and six students are suddenly in an armed standoff with the NYPD. At the school, classrooms freeze, teachers come and go, resources are scant.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, school, youth, law enforcement, pregnancy, kids in trouble, society, urban, life is a bitch, hostages, crimes, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
An Innocent Man (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and the officers frame him as a drug dealer. Rainwood is ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, police corruption, frame up, false accusation, drug dealing, gang, vengeance, prison gang, crimes, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.0
 634
Prison Heat (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Four American babes on vacation in the Middle East run into trouble when they are imprisoned by corrupt army officials and that's where the fun begins.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: false accusation, prison, injustice, frame up, sexual relations, crime, life is a bitch, confined, wrongfully committed, law enforcement, prison life, exploitation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Red Corner (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country.
Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: murder, frame up, legal action, fighting the system, false accusation, political corruption, death penalty, justice, dishonesty, state affairs, male protagonist, murder investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A Japanese-American fisherman may have killed his neighbor Carl at sea. In the 1950s, race figures in the trial. So does reporter Ishmael.
Style: emotional, captivating, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, forbidden love, jury, fisherman, japanese american, culture clash, who done it, life is a bitch, crimes, romance, couples ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: pearl harbor, washington state, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.9
 14K
Gossip (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a beautiful college campus, something ugly is about to be spread around. A bit of gossip that was told is starting to take a frightening turn. Who could it have offended and how far will the person on the other side of the gossip handle the ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, gossip, investigation, dishonesty, teenage life, college life, mystery, false accusation, rumor, manipulation, storytelling, drinking ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Guilt by Association (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Life is good for Susan, her two children and new boyfriend Russell. But life abruptly changes when she discovers her perfect boyfriend is a drug dealer. Realising the danger this could bring to her family she tells him to leave. Suddenly her house ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, bleak, serious, sincere ...
Plot: drug dealing, false accusation, prison, injustice, legal action, hopes, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, wrong place wrong time, righting the wronged, society, crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.7
 548
Mistrial (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a cop-killer goes free, a detective's search for personal justice veers dangerously out of control. Declaring a mistrial, he takes the accused, the judge and the jury hostage...and begins a trial of his own.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, law enforcement, murder, injustice, crimes, legal investigation, hotshot lawyer, false accusation, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Heaven's Prisoners (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A hardened New Orleans cop, Dave Robicheaux, finally tosses in the badge and settles into life on the bayou with his wife. But a bizarre plane crash draws him back into the fray when his family is viciously threatened.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, adoption, crime, police investigation, vengeance, law enforcement, investigation, danger, confession, orphan, husband wife relationship, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Letters from a Killer (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man is falsely convicted of the murder of his wife. During his time in jail, he finds comfort from four women with whom he corresponds. After his second court appearance, he is finally freed from prison only to be framed for yet 2 more murders ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: stalking, serial killer, false accusation, death row, prison, murder, rivalry, vengeance, on the run, psychopath, confined, fugitives ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Murder in the First (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story. A petty criminal sent to Alcatraz in the 1930s is caught attempting to make an escape. As punishment he is put in solitary confinement. The maximum stay is supposed to be 19 days, but Henri spends years alone, cold and in ...
Style: emotional, realistic, thought provoking, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, murder, alcatraz, lawyer, courtroom, theft, warden, fighting the system, punishment, lawyers and clients, righting the wronged, workplace ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1938 ...
Place: usa, california, san francisco, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.7
 4K
The In Crowd (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed young woman takes a job at a posh country club and falls in with a clique of wealthy college kids where she's taken under the wing of the clique's twisted leader, who harbors some dark secrets too terrifying to tell.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, intense, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, murder, mind game, social differences, youth, manipulations, haunted by the past, lifestyle, psychopath, dangerous attraction, crimes, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 30K
True Crime (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Boozer, skirt chaser, careless father. You could create your own list of reporter Steve Everett's faults but there's no time. A San Quentin Death Row prisoner is slated to die at midnight – a man Everett has suddenly realized is innocent.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, psychological, tense ...
Plot: death row, investigation, false accusation, journalism, lethal injection, race against time, death penalty, crime, uncover truth, journal, lawyer, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, oakland california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Prison Break: The Final Break (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The movie covers the events which occurred in between the downfall of The Company and the finale of the series. It details the arrest and incarceration of Sara Tancredi, the final escape plan which Michael devises for Sara. It also reveals the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, daring rescue, self sacrifice, escapades, crimes, fbi, twists & turns, runaway, prison escape, vengeance, happy ending, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: florida, israel, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Menace II Society (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, stylized, serious ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, hip hop, gunfight, friendship, african american, crime, coming of age, police brutality, graduation, social decay, overdose, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Midnight Express (1978)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, suspense, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: prison, injustice, lawyer, torture, brutality, escape attempt, trial, convict, prison life, sadism, rape, muslim ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Reform School Girls (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jenny is sent to a women's reform school. It is run by evil warden Sutter and her henchwoman Edna. Jenny will stop at nothing to escape but she also has to deal with Charlie the bully.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, juvenile delinquency, false accusation, crime, teenage life, prison life, friends, sexual abuse, sexual relations, criminal heroes, going straight, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 246
Dead Heart (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ray Lorkin, chief lawman in the tiny rural settlement of Wala Wala, Australia, fears that long-simmering tensions between the area's aborigine natives and white settlers are on the verge of erupting. When it's discovered that Kate, the ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: culture clash, infidelity, murder, interracial relations, prison, small town, dishonesty, against the odds, law enforcement, small town life, track down, wilderness ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 6.2
 8K
Foxfire (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story of five teenage girls who form an unlikely bond after beating up a teacher who has sexually harassed them. They build a solid friendship but their wild ways begin to get out of control.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, high school, feminism, coming out, teacher, youth, rebellion, teenage girl, hostage, prison, tattoo, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: portland oregon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
A Dry White Season (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Taking place during the 1976 Soweto uprising, the story follows a white school teacher whose life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.
Style: disturbing, emotional, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: racism, legal, society, fighting the system, crimes, interracial relations, discrimination, rebellion, injustice, lawyer, legal action, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.4
 23K
Just Cause (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Earl is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl. Eight years after the crime he calls in Paul Armstrong, a professor of law, to help prove his innocence. Armstrong quickly uncovers some overlooked evidence to present to the ...
Style: tense, psychological, rough, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, prison, psychopath, police brutality, death row, electric chair, mystery, crime, police detective, fighting the system, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, harvard university, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
A Letter from Death Row (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A psychological thriller that takes you through the mind of convicted killer, Michael Raine, and his experiences on death row. Was he guilty of killing his girlfriend or was he a victim of a conspiracy to frame him for a crime he didn't commit? ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, rough ...
Plot: death row, murder, manhunt, frame up, prison life, dishonesty, deadly, destiny, amateur detective, injustice, false accusation, prison ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.0
 3K
Silent Fall (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An autistic boy witnesses his parents' double murder. Richard Dreyfuss as a controversial therapist, seeks to probe the child's mind in order to solve the case.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: murder, autism, mystery, investigation, life is a bitch, crimes, doctors and patients, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, dealing with death, disability ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 108K
The Firm (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Mitch McDeere is a young man with a promising future in Law. About to sit his Bar exam, he is approached by 'The Firm' and made an offer he doesn't refuse. Seduced by the money and gifts showered on him, he is totally oblivious to the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: law firm, moral dilemma, mafia, surveillance, lawyer, crimes, fighting the system, blackmail, seduction, murder, ambition, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, memphis, tennessee, harvard university, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.9
 21K
School Ties (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When David Greene receives a football scholarship to a prestigious prep school in the 1950s, he feels pressure to hide the fact that he is Jewish from his classmates and teachers, fearing that they may be anti-Semitic. He quickly becomes the big man ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, serious, intense, talky ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: anti semitism, high school, friendship, coming of age, football, boarding school life, preparatory school, working class, sport, teenage life, society, youth ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university, israel, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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